Computer Skills Workshop

Ref: C2338162

Come and learn how to use a computer and boost your computer confidence. Find out how to stay safe online, save money, use online forms, use email and search the internet and more. If you have some ICT skills but would like to know more of a particular application or media, then come along; this is the course for you.

Course aim

To provide students with an essential understanding of how to use a PC and applications and enable them to gain skills using the Internet and E-mail in a safe and secure manner.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with Microsoft Windows and perform basic file management tasks e.g. creating folders, organising, deleting, moving and copying files using File Explorer.
  • Navigate the WWW and use the Internet, including using web browsers, safely and customising settings.
  • Create and use an E-mail account, sending & receiving E-mail messages, attaching files and organising folders.
  • Use the Cloud.
  • Use a variety of MS office applications, such as Word and Excel etc.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Computer Skills Workshop Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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